The plant-based meat company, Beyond Meat, announced this week that it had a new investor- Leo DiCaprio. The Beyond Burger, which has grown in popularity since last year, can now be found in more than “350 Whole Foods locations, 850 Safeways, all 100 BurgerFi’s locations, six TGI Fridays, and hundreds of other grocery stores, including over 500 Krogers — the largest grocery chain in the United States.” 1
The Oscar-winning actor and environmental activist said in a statement:
“Livestock production is a major contributor to carbon emissions. Shifting from animal meat to the plant-based meats developed by Beyond Meat is one of the most powerful measures someone can take to reduce their impact on our climate.
The company’s ability to create appealing, healthy meat directly from plants will go a long way in helping everyday consumers take action on climate change.”1
“Beyond Meat aims to shake up the $48 trillion global meat industry by creating palatable alternatives…
Meat production can be harsh on the planet. Traditional livestock farming accounts for an estimated 18% of global greenhouse emissions, drains 70% of the world’s water, and uses 47,000 square miles of land every year.”1
Beyond Meat is another company thinking about what’s good for the planet and proving that you don’t have to eat meat to survive. I still haven’t tried the Beyond Burger yet but plan to. Have you tried it? Do you plan to? Let us know what you think!
Erin Elizabeth is a long time activist with a passion for the healing arts, working in that arena for a quarter century. Her site HealthNutNews.com is barely 4 years old, but cracked the top 20 Natural Health sites worldwide. She is an author, public speaker, and has recently done some TV and film programs for some of her original work which have attracted international media coverage. Erin was the recipient for the Doctors Who Rock "Truth in Journalism award for 2017. You can get Erin’s free e-book here and also watch a short documentary on how she overcame vaccine injuries, Lyme disease, significant weight gain, and more. Follow Erin on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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